Sian Kattë is a successful, middle-aged businesswoman in the tropical island nation of Alizar. Her life seems comfortable and well-arranged…until a violent encounter one evening leaves her with an unwanted magical power.
Arian des Chances is the wife of Alizar’s ruler. She, too, has it all: wealth, power, an advantageous marriage…and a dying son.
When national crisis thrusts these two women together, they discover that personal problems can have much wider implications, and that the lives of both individuals and nations must sometimes be broken to be healed.